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Old 05-18-2007, 10:48 AM
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Go fast vs Cruiser

Testing the waters here ,
my wife keeps bugging me to make the change to cruiser style boat and get rid of the Go Fast

i'm not looking forward to the pain in the but process of selling my boat so i figured i'd give this a try

i'm sure people cruise these forums that are thinking of getting into the sport , so here goes

would anyone be interested in trading a medium size cruiser (25 to 28 foot single engine)
for a nice entry level go fast ,
its an 88 checkmate enforcer , 24 foot , 454 bravo 1
23 mirage plus prop
needs a good compounding and wax , but all the spring service has been done (impellor, oil change , fuel filter , drive oil , etc etc )
sitting on a decent trailer too

i apologize if i put this in the wrong section
if anyone is interested PM me for some pics

my eyes are tearing up a bit as i hit the submit button
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Old 05-18-2007, 11:01 AM
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Boy does that story sound familiar.

My wife wants a cruiser too.

I don't think she will be happy with that either. So, I'm just going to keep what i have.
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my girlfriend just wants a bigger go fast. i got it made...
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I envy all the couples out there that share the love of the sport
i unfortunatly have to play the comprimise game , maybe someday i'll own both
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Funny one .....After years of hearing my wife want a cruiser this year I said fine I'll suprise her....Got a deal lined up on a 33 Dancer...Asked my wife what do you think of this deal...And to my suprise my wife and kids (2 girls) said no way we like gofast now......GOOD FOR ME.....Just hold out they'll come around...
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my girlfriend just wants a bigger go fast. i got it made...
My wife would probably settle for a bigger go-fast. I'm happy with what I have, it's paid for, economical to run, and is big enough for the waters I frequent. I can certainly afford a bigger boat but don't really feel the need too.
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I envy all the couples out there that share the love of the sport
i unfortunatly have to play the comprimise game , maybe someday i'll own both
Becareful what you wish for....are there/doing that. Way too much work.
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Old 05-18-2007, 11:32 AM
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thunder , was that you and your wife and the red sonic i saw at gilligans a few weeks ago ?
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That was us. First time out. Weather has sucked since. Come say Hi when you see us and we'll buy you a cocktail. We should be on the Sea Ray Memorial weekend at Gilligan's (if Colton's Point ever gets done with it).

We will be at Solomons this weekend for the Pax River Run. We spend a bit of time at Colonial Beach. Our friend, Jamie, keeps his flybridge boat there. I think it is a Trojan named Reel Antsy.

See you this summer.

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I was looking at a Fountain 42, and on the way, my wife saw this Fountain 32 sportfish cruiser. It has really worked for us. It looks good, it is seaworthy, its faster than any Searay by far, its handles great, and its very practical. We went to Havasu and slept on the boat in a cove for 3 nights -- wonderful. So its a fun boat to drive, but its a fun boat to spend weekends aboard. We can take a bunch of friends out, cook on board... Let's just say doors have been opened...
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